Thursday, 10 March 2011

Ribbon Flower Tutorial

As promised here is the tutorial on how to make the ribbon flower posted here. It is very easy to make. Click on the photos for larger view.

You'll need a needle, thread and 7" length of ribbon of your choice. I used 5/8"wide satin ribbon.
ETA: Use a 18-20" length of ribbon to make a bigger flower.

Make a knot at the end of the thread and sew in from 1/4" of the end of the ribbon as shown above.

Make a running stitch along the edge of the ribbon. I did about 1/8" apart but you can make a wider stitches.

When you stitch to the end of the ribbon, pull the thread and gather the ribbon as shown above. The ribbon will curl when you gather the ribbon.

Put the 2 ends of the ribbon together as shown above.

Stitch the ends together as shown above. Tie a knot to finish the ribbon flower.

Here are different ribbon flowers I made using different kinds of ribbon. I used the Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon, the Pretty in Pink satin ribbon and the Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon. The satin ribbon is the hardest to work with cause it is slippery.

Well, hope you understand this tutorial. If you have any questions just email me or leave a comment here and I'll answer your questions asap.

Happy Creating!



TFS - for a larger flower do you still use 7" or longer?

Diane said...

So pretty! Thanks!

Kimberly said...

Awesome, i tried to make these the other day and failed...i guess i was making it too tight. TFS!

Cindy Jenkins said...

Hi Deanna,
Thanks for the tutorial!!! I LOVE your work and am anxious to try the ribbon flower.
God Bless, Cindy